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Classification & Compensation Specialist (CAS III)

Company: California State University, Sacramento
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Classification & Compensation Specialist (CAS III)

Job No: 517367
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Confidential, Probationary, Full Time, Human Resources

Working Title: Classification and Compensation Specialist

Classification Title: Confidential Administrative Support III

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary
The Classification and Compensation Specialist (Confidential Administrative Support III) works independently under the lead work direction of the Senior Classification & Compensation Specialist and the general direction of the Director of Classification and Compensation. The incumbent develops and conducts classification and compensation studies and analyses, applies advance and comprehensive knowledge, and makes recommendations and implements based upon results. This position is part of a team responsible for collaborating on unit objectives, integrating and making suggestions on long- and short-range goals, and handling a variety of emerging daily problems and resolutions. With significant independence, the incumbent performs confidential, technical, administrative and analytical functions related to staff and management positions, which requires a high level of initiative, judgment, and discretion for the Classification & Compensation Unit. The incumbent conducts classification review desk audits of staff positions, reviews in-range progressions and other compensation requests, coordinates multiple projects and priorities, and coordinates operational procedures and administrative work flow. The incumbent is responsible for the seniority points process, including calculation, maintenance, and reporting. This position routinely accesses confidential information and provides management with analysis and data for issues related to collective bargaining agreements; including meet and confer issues as they relate to Class and Comp. Due to the complexity of issues faced by the Unit, the incumbent maintains an up-to-date knowledge of Sacramento State programs, organizational structures and reporting relationships, Human Resources and Classification & Compensation policies and procedures, and is sensitive to common unit issues.
FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA). This position is benefits-eligible.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5102 - $11325 per month

Hiring Range: depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $8000 per month

Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 month

Work Hours: M-F 8-5pm; other hours as required. Partial telework schedule may be available, at management discretion, following a training period to be determined.

Department Information

Under the guidance of the California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office, the Classification & Compensation (C&C) team works in partnership with Appropriate Administrators across campus to provide assistance in the analysis of classifications, determining equitable compensation, and interpreting and applying provisions outlined in collective bargaining agreements. C&C works collaboratively to ensure consistency in classification and compensation processes, applicable laws, policies, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications
To enter this classification at position skill level I, the incumbent must have a basic foundation of knowledge of the principles of organization, administration and management; and the ability to analyze and find solutions to problems, work independently, communicate effectively, and write clear and concise reports. Some positions may require a basic knowledge of research techniques and statistical methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree or professional training program specific to the position (e.g. Certified Public Accountant) and directly related work experience, or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Required Qualifications
Experience: 1. Professional human resources experience (e.g. classification, compensation, recruitment) 2. Experience conducting analysis and making recommendations based on that analysis Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 3. Ability to analyze information, problems, situations, or procedures to define problems, identify relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions and recognize alternative solutions and their implications. 4. Ability to make appropriate work decisions by following or interpreting established policies and procedures and past precedents 5. Ability to work independently and be able to proactively organize work, set priorities, anticipate setbacks, and follow through on the position responsibilities 6. Strong communication skills including thorough mastery of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling (e.g. writing reports) 7. Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to handle interactions at any level in a diverse environment 8. Excellent business math skills (e.g. the ability to correctly calculate percentages, ratios, averages) 9. Excellent organizational and time-management skills to handle a heavy workload, changing priorities, and competing deadlines 10. Proficiency using standard office equipment 11. Fully functional knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures 12. Strong computer skills including expertise in using office software packages, technology, and systems (e.g. Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, Internet) with the ability to use human resources related databases and technology (e.g. recruitment modules/PeopleAdmin, enterprise systems/PeopleSoft) 13. Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle a variety of situations with tact and diplomacy Conditions of Employment: - Ability to pass a background check.
Preferred Qualifications
14. Experience working in an institution of higher education 15. Experience writing position descriptions and/or job duties 16. Experience conducting desk audits and/or classification studies 17. Experience analyzing, calculating, and recommending action on various compensation requests (e.g. bonuses, salary offers, increases to base salary, stipends) 18. Experience interpreting and implementing terms of collective bargaining agreements
Required Licenses/Certifications


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter. Failure upload required documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our , Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the ? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Conflict of Interest:
The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

Advertised: August 11, 2022 (3:50 PM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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